Aaron Hernandez's body found with bible verse written on forehead
Apr 21 2017 by Kathy Alvarado
But the Boston Medical Examiner's office is holding on to the brain - despite releasing the rest of the convicted murderer's body to his family following an autopsy. "It is literally a destruction of evidence". IN MEMORIAM: Celebrities and notable figures who have recently passed awayHernandez also appeared to have red marks on his hands and feet, and investigators are looking into whether he may have smoked synthetic marijuana the night before his death.
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"I don't believe that he would have killed himself", he added.
Just last week Hernandez was acquitted in the 2012 shooting deaths of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu. That center studies chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a condition linked to the sort of repeated head hits common in football that can lead to aggression and dementia later in life. Lee Goldstein, a CTE researcher at Boston University. That makes Hernandez innocent of the Lloyd murder (full details here).
According to a Massachusetts Department of Correction spokesperson, Hernandez was found unresponsive in his prison cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass. just after 3 a.m. It has been noted previously that Hernandez routinely read the Bible with Urban Meyer every morning during his Gators career.
Lisa Newman-Polk, a former mental health worker at the prison, says prisoners serving life sentences are always flagged as higher risk for mental health problems. When asked if he accepted the ruling, Baez said, "We'll accept the determination after an investigation is complete". The district attorney's office said Hernandez was locked in his cell about 8 p.m. on Tuesday and no one entered the cell until a corrections officer spotted him. His name also had come up in an investigation into a shooting.
The Faggas Funeral Home in Watertown, Massachusetts, confirmed to the AP that it received the body but that funeral services will likely be held elsewhere for the CT native. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of an acquaintance but on Friday had been found not guilty of killing two other people.
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Hernandez leaves behind his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, and a four-year-old daughter, Avielle.
His former Patriots teammates visited the White House and met with President Donald Trump on Wednesday in honor of their Super Bowl win.
At the height of his career with the New England Patriots, now Super Bowl champions, Hernandez was on a five-year contract worth $40m (£31m).
Prison officials said they are not aware of any suicide note written by Hernandez and they had no concern that Hernandez might take his own life. That was first reported by The Boston Globe, citing another one of Hernandez's lawyers.
Kennedy says it is unclear what assets Hernandez still has. It was put on the market for $1.5 million in March 2016, but the price has since dropped to $1.3 million. The Internal Revenue Service has a $117,395 lien on the property.
The New England Patriots said they "will not have any comments" on Hernandez's death.
Hernandez's attorneys can move to have the conviction in the Lloyd case erased, said Martin Healy, chief legal counsel for the Massachusetts Bar Association.